Executive Order

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers today announced 30 appointments to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion. The Advisory Council will be chaired by Secretary-designee Dawn Crim of the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and will provide strategic guidance to the governor, lieutenant governor, and Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Joel Brennan, in developing a sustainable framework to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion practices across Wisconsin state government.

“Our priority is and always has been building a Wisconsin that works for everyone, and in order to do that, we have to have a state government that reflects the people they serve. Our agencies have done great work over the last two years to refocus the lens on equity and inclusion throughout the administration,” said Gov. Evers. “I’m looking forward to the work that this Council will do to help us expand and improve our efforts to build a state government that interacts with all communities and sectors across the state.”

“Most of us on this council have been doing this work in our organizations and communities for as long as we can remember,” said Secretary-designee Crim. “We have been building each other up, helping each other find paths to success, and creating opportunities when none were available to us. It was always important work and it made an impact. This Council enables us to combine our efforts to take them to the next level. We will work together to leverage our experience and expertise for the benefit of the entire state—because a diverse, equitable, and inclusive society truly ​does benefit all of us.”​​

You can find all the members of the Equity and Inclusion Council​ in the Members tab above.